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Discussion on: Programmers who only code at work

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Josh Stephens

My take on it is as follows,

For 13 years straight without missing a beat, I read every day. I practiced the exercises, even when I hit a sour point in my life (IE very sick) I still read. However I never felt that I was moving fast.

It was only recently that I realized that having a balance of home / work did I start to learn more and at a faster rate. I started to realize I only need to learn what I need to know to get the job done.

So I feel that to answer your question I fall somewhere in between. I will code when I feel and itch coming on, but other days I will spend my time having fun with my family.

I agree with the others that we shouldn't judge those that don't want to program 24x7 nor should we push for developers to do that unless we want to start burning people out at an accelerated rate